from The Century Dictionary.
- To outweigh.
- noun Preponderant weight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb rare To outweigh; to overbalance.
- noun rare Preponderant weight; a counterbalance.
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preponderant weight; a counterbalance
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The sin of such will overpoise the salvation of their souls, the sin-end being the heaviest end of the scale: I say, that being the heaviest end which hath sin in it, they tilt over, and so are, notwithstanding their glorious profession, drowned in perdition and destruction.
In the concerns of this life, the lightest overpoise of probability determines our strongest resolutions.